Friday, January 15, 2010

More Sneaks... and a Stamp Simply Challenge!

It's the final day of the Flourishes January Release sneak peeks! And, this set brings back such memories --- it reminds me of the beautiful lace tablecloths that my grandma always seemed to have on hand when we'd visit for supper. This gorgeous set drawn by the ever so talented Becky Fleck offers 8 different designs of beautifully orchestrated lace. It may come in a 4 by 6 stamp set but, each design was made to repeat from here to eternity! Create a border, a background, an accent, a frame... the sky is the limit with this one-of-a-kind set!


And, I thought I'd use it to dish out some spring for this week's Stamp Simply challenge! Why? Ssnotime122 is all about flowers in fresh springtime colors --for a mid-winter -perk-me-up! You can click HERE to head on over to Sharon's blog for all the details!

Now, to my card! I can't tell you how good it felt to pick up the colors of spring to create!

I embossed one of the lace edges using Versamark Ink and Ultra Fine Detail Embossing powder to make sure I didn't lose any of the fine definition of this set. I also embossed my Sweet Peas onto some European Watercolor paper and then picked up some Distress Inks to watercolor my flowers. I used a paint palette and the distress ink reinker (using just one drop of each color in my palette) and then picked up the color with a Niji waterbrush. I used Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint for my flowers and Broken China as a watercolor wash behind my flower. The rest is just layering up, adding some zig zag stitches, some pearls, some velvet ribbon and an oval and oval scallop punch (SU). The sentiment is from the Tag Lines set that will also be released tonight with the Lace Edges set! YIPPEEE!

Want to see how the rest of the Stamp Simply Team ushered in spring? Check out:Sharon,Michelle Woerner -- our guest designer!, Janine , Jennifer , AJ , Tammy, Deb, Barbara , Jenny , and Barb

And, while you're hopping, you have to check out the rest of the Flourishes design team's fabulous Lace Edges creations!

Christine Okken
Latisha Yoast
Stacy Morgan
Cindy Lawrence
Leslie Miller

Want to win this set? Be sure to head on over to the Flourishes Newsletter and leave comment to be in the running! Thanks for stopping by... it's been a fun week! TGIF and I'll see you back here soon!

28 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh Julie... This is gorgeous! I love that you put the sweet peas with the lace. Gorgeous...

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh WOW! This is really pretty! Gorgeous Sweet Peas embossing! That velvet ribbon is tooo yummy :-)

ChristineCreations said...

Oh those sweet peas are just gorgeous Julie...stunning coloring! The lace really sets it off beautifully!

Candy said...

WOW! Am I impressed........Your work is most beautiful!!
Hugs, Candy

Velta said...

Oh Julie This is just amazingly elegant!!! I love your use of distress inks...and it makes me want to go out and get some...love the detail of the lace border as well...very springy!!

Janine said...

OH WOW!!! GORGEOUS!!! Have a wonderful weekend sweetie... I must e-mail you soon!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Julie my dear ... this is just GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for sharing your technique and the stitching ... wow, what a perfect creation!! You are a true inspiration my friend! Happy weekend to you!!! Stay warm!!

Diane said...

You are amazing woman!!!!
Absolutely stunning!!

Cherie said...

Wow! This is just too gorgeous!

mycardz said...

WOW! What a totally GORGEOUS card! I love this.

Dru said...

Julie, this is just so beautiful! Love the embossed new stamp and that blue colorwash behind the pink sweet peas is just WOW!!!

Kay said...

This is a beauty with a capital B! Love it!

Traci M said...

Gorgeous work and so wonderful to have a breath of spring!! Your lace on the green with the accent pearls is exquisite!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Very pretty--what fresh and happy colors!

Olivia Campos-Mulligan said...

So gorgeous! A winner!

Robin McK said...

Sooooooo beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

I love the names of those distress inks! Oh, my... this is so soft and beautiful, feminine and elegant. All things wonderful! The velvet ribbon adds even more softness to it. Gosh, I love this, Julie!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wow Julie, this is STUNNING!!! What a beauty!

Ida P. Krause said...

So very elegant and beautiful.

nise said...

OUCH! I hurt my chin when it hit the desk. Thanks for giving us a gorgeous dose of spring. Love the lace and those sweet peas. Make some more with these lace stamps please.

Anonymous said...

Lace borders add so much class! Those detailed 'recessed' lace accents are so posh. Thanks for the sample exampling, Julie.
mt23stamper

Sue from Oregon said...

watercoloring is my favorite! I love this!

Barbara said...

Just gorgeous, Julie!!! Love those sweet colors and your combination of sets! Love it!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Whoa this is pretty! I just love the subtle coloring of those beautiful sweet peas, and the brand new lace edge perfectly compliments those delicate floral images! Awesome work!!

Barb Schram said...

OMGoodness Julie! The colors and your attention to detail is stunning! LOVELY card, my friend! Take good care!

Jenny Gropp said...

Soft and Lovely and so beautifully colored!!!

Karen Lindsay said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the colors too. It's just too pretty!!! :-)

Karen

Anonymous said...

I really love this card!! So soft and gorgeous. It's a gasp take my breath away beautiful!!! TFS
Beth Greco